Co-Founder Of Reaganomics, Paul Craig Roberts, "There Is Probably More Democracy In China Than There Is In The West"

Tyler Durden's picture

Paul Craig Roberts: "The west prides itself that it is the standard for
the world, that it is a democracy. But nowehere do you see democratic
outcomes: not in Greece, not in Ireland, not in the UK, not here, the
outcomes are always to punish the innocent and reward the guilty. And
that's what the Greeks are in the streets, protesting. We see this all
over the west. There is no democracy, there are oligarchies, some of
these smaller European countries are not even run by their own
governments, they are run by Wall Street... There is probably more
democracy in China than there is in the west. Revolution is the only
answer... We are confronted with a curious situation. Throughout the
west we think we have democracy, we hold ourselves up high, we demonize
China, we talk about the mafia state of Russia, we talk about the Arabs
and so on, but where is the democracy here?"

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SMG's picture

You can sigh or you can do something about it.  Tell people about the oligarchy even if it takes a few times.  Tell them about the oligarchy in things like the Federal Reserve, the banking and financial system, the large media companies, the K street lobbyists.

Many still don't know the truth and there is a lot of work to do to get the word out.  Every little bit helps.

topcallingtroll's picture

At least in America you are allowed to get the word out.  You are allowed to protest.

SMG's picture

As long as you're not really effective.  Then the oligarchy character assinates you, or just kills you.

Ahmeexnal's picture

The sheeple can't handle the truth.



topcallingtroll's picture

oh yeah...a pedophile schizophrenic.  That is a really good example.  He was too wacko for the davidians so he had to split from them and become the branch davidians.

clymer's picture

you truly need a thumbnail image for your moniker. Perhaps a little penis

topcallingtroll's picture

I've been looking for a nice little troll picture.

zaknick's picture

At least here people can protest.

Ask (if you could; they're dead):

congressmen Larry McDonald (Ga), Sonny Bono (Ca), and Larkin ;Ms).
Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Webb.
journalist Danny Cassolaro
ex-mil intel Steve Kangas who wrote The Origins of the Overclass
US special forces colonels Edward P Cutolo, Rowe and Baker
ex FBI agent Darlene Novinger's father and husband
USMC Col Sabow
those 2 kids by the railroad track near Mena, Ak., who witnessed a CIA drug smuggling op and were murdered by the CIA
ex-CIA Dois Gene "Chip" Tatum who wrote The Tatum Chrinicles

Google and YouTube these names.

You are an apologist for fascist genocide.

silberblick's picture

Cornel West calls out Obama as being a part of the oligarchy and challenges Americans to rise up like people in Europe and the Middle East are doing (just like Max has been calling for). Read here:

Urban Redneck's picture

Cornel West can say whatever he likes, but it appears the most he can muster is "I don’t think in good conscience I could tell anybody to vote for Obama."  Come election day Cornel West will shut up and do what he's told to - vote for Obama.  Nothing has changed.

Cornel West sits at the peak of the academic infrastructure in the US that has destroyed the strength and character of the black community over the past decades.  He thoroughly enjoys the trappings of privilege granted to him for his obedient service to brother number one and the system they both serve.  If Cornel West ever found the courage to take the red pill it will result in an admission of his own complicity.  Cornel West is no Stokely Carmichael.

taxpayer102's picture

Minister Farrakhan has been talking about the problem for years.

Urban Redneck's picture

Minister Farrakhan set back the cause of progress when his parishioners assassinated Malcolm X for seeing the light and rejecting the diversion of racism and denying the incarnate divinity of WSM.  Both the NOI and the LDS are going to face some interesting challenges far greater than the philosophical differences between the religions which they are modeled after in the coming US economic cluster fuck.

Spalding_Smailes's picture

And I bet your a union commy that has voted dem over the last 20 years ....

zaknick's picture

Let me get this right. I offer remembrance to fallen American heroes who died trying to warn you about the evil that has now unmasked its fascist bankster face for the world to see and Im a "union commy".

You got your head on backwards, sonny.

BTW, Bill and that ugly duke Hillary where in murderous drug trafficking up to their necks in Arkansas. Vote "dem"... gimme a break. You need to grow up. It has always been the uber-rich against the people. Know your own country's tragic history, boy.

gtb's picture

She's certainly ugly and likely a dyke...not so much a duke.  Nevertheless, well said.

Spalding_Smailes's picture

Got Davison .... ? You bum 


I forgot more on the subject then your pea-brain could retain. Most of that does not matter. Shut off the t.v. and start reading something constructive ... try Milton Friedman : Capitalism And Freedom

Terminus C's picture

riiiight, because his system didn't produce fascists in Chile... oh wait.

Shit, broke my first rule, don't respond to trolls.

Oh well.

Ivar Kreuger's picture


He invented the helicopter drop.

Here is your other god, Ben Bernanke, extolling the virtues of Friedman,

 Friedman's monetary framework has been so influential that, in its broad outlines at least, it has nearly become identical with modern monetary theory and practice.

tonyw's picture

What a load of rubbish, e.g. take number 26. The Pope claims to own the entire planet through the laws of conquest and discovery. (Papal Bulls of 1455 and 1493)

Maybe they did indeed claim it 500 years ago but in today's world who cares.

I Am Ben's picture

thats the issue - noone does

cossack55's picture

Remind me to tell you sometime about my little TDY to Mena in 1987. Little did we know.

SuperRay's picture

Don't listen to those morons, zak. You are right on the money with those names.  The Jackals are always waiting in the wings to murder anyone who seems dangerous.  That's why I worry about Ron Paul... Would love to see him president, but afraid he'll be murdered if it looks like he has a chance.  keep posting..

DeadFred's picture

It seems likely Dr. Paul doesn't have thing for hotel maids or they would have destroyed him by now. If you're going to poke at the big boys' hornet's nest be sure to keep your nose clean. Terrible mixed metaphors I know, but I hope you get the point.

jeff montanye's picture

should paul get elected i believe we are looking at a president boehner (pelosi seems a stretch), assuming paul does better than gore did picking v.p. nominees.  it will look more fishy if there are two separate assassinations; better they avoid joint appearances.

akak's picture


(PS: In this context, it is "you're", not "your", you dumbfuck illiterate troll.)

topcallingtroll's picture

that is a funny video.  If anyone has ten minutes to waste they ought to watch it.  I am going to watch it again.  I'm getting bored with porn.

akak's picture

And just when I thought that nothing about that little clip could possibly make me laugh any more ....

Keri at Bankster Report's picture

That's the happiest Russian I have ever seen.

Husk-Erzulie's picture

akak, that is some of the weirdest, most brilliant shit I have ever seen.  Sheer poetry, it says many things but it is perfect in the context of "trollism".  Thanks :-)

Also, just to belabor the obvious, maybe for some self satisfied socialists who just don't get it...this is a perfect example of statist "product".

High Plains Drifter's picture





there was a man from nantucket..........

topcallingtroll's picture

I am not sure he can vote.

But if he does vote he votes democrat.  He just doesn't enjoy it much.

swmnguy's picture

Sonny Bono?  I don't mean to be snippy; I'm asking in all seriousness.

A Nanny Moose's picture

James Bond with the Ski Pole gun on Upper Orion.

Didn't one of the Dead Kennedy's die "skiing" as well?

StychoKiller's picture

Hmmm, as Mayor of Palm Springs, what exposé was Sonny gonna go to the press with?

I Got Worms's picture

Add Matt "Hot Tubbin" Simmons to that list. RIP

BloodPigOnFeces's picture

if you believe that then you know nothing

Calmyourself's picture

Did you need lube to swallow that hook, line and sinker or are yo u naturally able to swallow post dated propaganda with ease? Riddle me this troll, why not take him while on his morning jog, mutiple agents in a hrose trailer and a full frontal assault was a better method, why? Setting fire to a compound full of women and children in a 40-55 mph wind with no firefighting gear aerial or otherwise allowed.. hmm. You should stick with fiannce I enjoy some of your commentary in that arena and you actually make sense.

topcallingtroll's picture

At the risk of giving away who I am I was with the baylor child psychiatric team that had access to the compound.

We warned the government that they didnt understand who they were dealing with and we helped get a couple out.

Calmyourself's picture

All the more reason to take him outside of his compound instead of a full frontal assault where he was then locked in with the children for how long? The entire thing stinks to high heaven of cover up from top to bottom, you know it and most here know it! Access to the compound when, prior to the fire or were (are) you forensic child shrinks working on the ashes?

Husk-Erzulie's picture

One of those weird thread connections...

When Janet Reno testified before Congress about the final, fatal assault on the Branch Davidians at Waco, Bono was relentless in his questioning about the professed use of CS gas on the confined men, women, and children:

Representative Sonny Bono (R-CA), a member of the full House Crime Committee, was concerned that Ms. Reno had not conducted a more exhaustive study of CS before making a decision. He challenged her claim that she had done all she could to investigate the attributes and hazards of the substance, noting that the U.S. Army Chemical Research and Development Center had confirmed that it knew of no laboratory studies of CS in which the subjects were children. He pointed out that Army databases "contain virtually every study on CS that has ever been conducted by any government or private facility in the world," and stated that he found it "difficult to understand how, after extensive, exhaustive research you failed to uncover the following information that I uncovered in just one day: a report contained in the Journal of the American Medical Association, dated August 4, 1989, that states, I quote, 'Inhalation and toxicology studies at high levels of CS exposure have demonstrated its ability to cause chemical pneumonitis and fatal pulmonary edema.' According to an ear, nose, and throat surgeon that I talked to, pulmonary edema is caused when the mucous membrane is irritated, it secretes mucous which in children and infants plugs up the bronchi. They thus drown in their own saliva and mucous. As soon as the child breathes the fumes, the process begins. Soon after that, the child has little lungs left to breathe, and dies. I find it impossible to believe that with the most powerful law firm in the country, the Department of Justice, at your disposal you could not find this information out, that I found out in one day with two staff members .... So I am sorry to say, Madam Attorney General, that I think you failed there." He concluded with the observation that, in his opinion, "it is the responsibility of the Attorney General in cases like this to research every bit of evidence, and if there is counter evidence, then the error should be on the side of the children."

swmnguy's picture

Ah, thank you.  I hadn't understood the earlier reference to Sonny Bono.